Sipho Kings

cofondatore e editore The Continent

Sipho Kings is the publisher and a co-founder of The Continent, a weekly African newspaper distributed on chat platforms like WhatsApp and Signal. By combining the strengths of print newspapers and 21st century technology, The Continent covers 54 countries and gets news to people in a way that cannot be censored.

His job is to make it a place where people can do their best work, for as long as possible, before climate change collapses how the world works.

With a background in investigative environment reporting, Sipho won a dozen awards for this work before being selected as a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. He then went on to run the Mail & Guardian newspaper in South Africa. After helping to start The Continent four years ago, he spent a year in the executive programme in news innovation and leadership at City University New York.

He is on the advisory board of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

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